With new construction permits filed last summer and demolition filings nearly a year ago, the site of 450 Eleventh Avenue is beginning to see some change. The existing low-rise buildings on the location are nearly gone as the lot gets cleared to make way for the upcoming ground-up 43-story hotel. Located across from the Jacob K. Javits Center between West 36th street and West 37th Street, the 487-foot tall building will be designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Groups.
From the main renders, the architecture begins with a multi-story podium containing 212,860 square feet of commercial space that span this section of the tower. The envelope appears to have floor-to-ceiling windows and thin LED lights vertically oriented between some of the glass panels in a loosely staggered pattern. An outdoor terrace would most likely be located on the top section of the structure facing west towards the Hudson River.
Above that is the hotel portion, set to have 531 rooms. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has been reported to be the hotel occupant. The facade on this portion of the building looks to have a basket weave pattern of glass panels and frames. The tower terminates with a flat crown that illuminates at night on all four sides.
Recent photos show the status of the site. Previously, there was a one-story, white-colored edifice on the northern corner that was the first to be demolished. A brown-colored warehouse building still remains and may go anytime soon.
Excavation could happen as early as spring or summer once the last remaining structure on site is demolished and cleared away. Foundations could then begin by the second half of 2019. Although not a supertall skyscraper when completed, it will have a substantial impact among the skyline north of Related’s Hudson Yards development.
An estimated completion date has not been announced for the project.